Microsoft sets the date for Fall Creators Update

As part of the update we will deliver an evolution to the photos experience that will let you tell your story like never before using photos, videos, and 3D effects; enhancements in gaming, security, accessibility, and immersive new experiences made possible by Windows Mixed Reality.

Today, we're pleased to announce that the next update of Windows 10, the Fall Creators Update, will be available worldwide October 17.

So, if you're eager to get your hands on the Fall Creators Update, you can either play guinea pig with the Insider Preview right now, or wait just over a month and a half for the software to reach RTM status.

Technically billed as mixed reality products, these will essentially work the same way as a Rift or Vive, beaming the user into a "new reality" by combining "physical and digital worlds". Microsoft is also expected to bring some changes in the UI. The final Windows 10 Fall Creators update is now being tested by insiders and the final build will also be run by the Windows insiders.

"→ One Drive Files On-Demand is a new feature that lets users store files in OneDrive without taking any space on the local PC". Asus won't be releasing its Windows Mixed Reality headset until Spring 2018, despite showing off its unique polygon design at IFA this week.

The Update will also include support for mixed reality, both from headsets and on the PC. Starting at $350, the Lenovo Explorer fits the bill nicely with its widespread functionality: users can watch 4K TV shows, view 360-degree video, play VR games, and even use the headset for productivity via Windows programs like Excel. Although presented as mixed reality, this platform is actually entirely virtual.

A new device, Fujitsu Lifebook P727, will be available also, but with Windows 10 S installed by default. Microsoft will also be tossing in a universal clipboard, one that allows you to copy paste things back and forth between phones and PCs.

With the launch date confirmed for October, Microsoft is missing its very first deadline under the new system. As part of this effort, the first batch of Windows Mixed Reality headsets will be available on October 17.

  • Essie Rivera